I&M Bank, MasterCard launch Rwanda’s first multicurrency Prepaid card

I&M Bank, MasterCard launch Rwanda’s first multicurrency Prepaid card

I&M Bank Rwanda has launched of Rwanda’s first Multicurrency Prepaid Platinum card in partnership with Mastercard, thanks to its design, this card will introduce a world of seamless transactions for our customers. The cards can be used to make card transactions both locally and internationally either on Point of Sale machines (POS) or for online […]

Understanding the Role of Technology in Promoting inclusive Growth in Africa

Understanding the Role of Technology in Promoting inclusive Growth in Africa

As the world continues to become more digital, building an inclusive world in which the digital economy works for everyone, everywhere, is crucial.  A recent research collaboration between the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of […]

Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Annual event serves as a platform to expand and develop the Internet in Africa Mauritius will host the 10th anniversary edition of the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava, from 20-22 August 2019, which is being organised by the Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) in collaboration with Rogers […]

Rwanda Business: Journalists Empowered to Report on the Capital Markets

Rwanda Business: Journalists Empowered to Report on the Capital Markets

On 21st June 2019, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Media High council (MHC) trained 20 business journalists from various broadcast, print and electronic media houses on how to report about capital market business in Rwanda. This year’s training focused on educating and exposing business reporters on the business of capital market […]

Kigali-Tel Aviv flights Could start June 2019

Kigali-Tel Aviv flights Could start June 2019

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, could start launching direct flights from Kigali, Rwanda to Tel Aviv, Israel soon. The first flight could be available on June 25, 2019, according to reliable sources. The flight will fly between Kigali and Tel Aviv three times a week operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG. The […]

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has signed a 25 years concession agreement with Imizi Ecotourism Development Ltd for the development of a multi-phased conservation and tourism management program in Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The concession agreement will see Imizi develop and operate an exclusive chimpanzee and primate trekking experience under the Wilderness Safaris brand. While RDB […]

U.S Honors Three Rwandan Women of Courage

U.S Honors Three Rwandan Women of Courage

The U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Peter Vrooman, honored three Rwandan women today with the 2019 Rwandan Women of Courage award at an event at his home in celebration of Women’s History Month. The three women were recognized with the U.S. Embassy’s fifth annual Rwandan Women of Courage award for their exceptional service and leadership.  Since 2007, […]

Rwanda’s Capital Market University Challenge 2019 Ends with Pomp and Color

Rwanda’s Capital Market University Challenge 2019 Ends with Pomp and Color

Pomp and color characterized the awarding ceremony of the 2019 Capital Market University Challenge after a rigorous and hectic pre-selection stages in all provinces from across Rwanda and the City of Kigali. This year’s competition attracted 672 contestants in both the essay and quiz categories from 16 universities and higher learning institutions. The one-month long […]

Electric Bike Ride Sharing to be Launched in May

Electric Bike Ride Sharing to be Launched in May

Gura, a transportation network company based in Rwanda, is set to roll out electric bikes and scooters to tap into the country’s mobility and ride-sharing industry. Gura Ride is a brainchild of Tony B. Adesina, who serves as the company chief executive officer and Agenor Jean-Louis, who is the chief operating officer. Both are graduates […]

Jamie lee Curtis to Receive “Cinemacon Vanguard Award”

Jamie lee Curtis to Receive “Cinemacon Vanguard Award”

By Michael Sandoval Jamie Lee Curtis will receive this year’s “CinemaCon Vanguard Award.” Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, announced the award today. Curtis will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 4, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted […]

German-African Energy Forum Set for March in Hamburg

German-African Energy Forum Set for March in Hamburg

The 13th German-African Energy Forum is going to set the stage for German and Africa businesses as well as public enterprises to expand economic ties, do deals, create jobs, combat energy poverty, and use German know-how to spur growth. The African energy industry will be in Hamburg on March 27th-28th, 2019 for this dialogue organized […]

SAFAT Aviation Group Exhibits Its Might at Aviation Africa 2019

SAFAT Aviation Group Exhibits Its Might at Aviation Africa 2019

Sudan’s state owned SAFAT Aviation Group, SAG will soon expand its aviation services to Rwanda market with focus on working with the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). “We shall be expanding our service to Rwanda, after talks with the Rwanda national police (RNP) who showed interest in purchasing our safat02 aircrafts,” said Mr. Mohamed Awad […]

Which Country Issued the Most Schengen Visas to Rwanda?

Which Country Issued the Most Schengen Visas to Rwanda?

By Ella Worehead During 2017, Schengen embassies located in Rwanda collected 7,567 Schengen uniform visa applications in total. Belgium was the busiest embassy. In 2017 they received a number of 7,326 visa applications, followed by France (133), Germany (103), and Netherlands (5). A number of 5,537 applicants have been issued a Schengen uniform visa. Therefore […]

Former US vice president leads Andela’s latest $100 million funding

Former US vice president leads Andela’s latest $100 million funding

Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation Investment Management—an investment firm co-founded by former US vice president Al […]

Rwanda Among Top 10 Places to Visit In 2019

Rwanda Among Top 10 Places to Visit In 2019

Forbes magazine and travel advisory companies has listed Rwanda among top 10 coolest places to go visit in this year 2019 Experts who spoke to the US based magazine says Rwanda has emerged as a leader in conservation in recent years creating an attractive safari environment for tourist all over the globe. “In addition to […]

Israel, Rwanda to Open Direct Flight Between Countries ‘within Months’

Israel, Rwanda to Open Direct Flight Between Countries ‘within Months’

By MICHAEL BACHNER Rwanda’s national airline will start operating regular flights to and from Israel in the coming months after the two countries on Monday signed a bilateral agreement as part of the Open Skies aviation reform. The development comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rwandan President Paul Kagame agreed in September to open […]

Edmonton Family Donates to Cancer Care In Rwanda

Edmonton Family Donates to Cancer Care In Rwanda

  A few months ago, Edmonton businessman Irving Kipnes and his wife, Dianne, were planning to make a $100,000 gift to Partners In Health (PIH) Canada when they had a sudden change of mind. The couple were so impressed by the charity’s cancer-treatment centre in Rwanda that they decided to donate $5-million instead. “We were […]

Kenya’s Java House Opens Pizza Brand in Kigali.

Kenya’s Java House Opens Pizza Brand in Kigali.

  Kenya’s leading food chain Java House Group on Tuesday opened its subsidiary restaurant ‘360 Degrees Pizza’ in Kigali. The restaurant is the first of its kind in Rwanda. The event, held at Kigali Heights was graced by Kenya’s Ambassador to Rwanda John Mwangemi, Java House Group CEO, Paul Smith and the Kigali business community. […]